$208 – Germany: 'Luxurious' Hotel in a Former Prison, Save 45%

Hotel Liberty
Brittney Wong
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After a "luxurious" (Wallpaper magazine) renovation, this former working prison opened as a posh hotel in late 2017. 

The property -- located near the fabled Black Forest and the French city of Strasbourg -- pays homage to its incarcerated past with details like a restaurant named after inmates' water-and-bread diet. (And it's helmed by a Michelin-starred chef, no less.)

    What's included:

  • Travel most dates through Sept. 10, including Labour Day weekend
  • $208 per night for stays of two nights or longer
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Includes a three-course dinner for two with an aperitif, once per stay 

  • What you need to know:

  • Price based on a maximum of two adults sharing a room
  • Infant's cot/crib available for children ages 3 and under, who stay for free
  • These rates are nonrefundable and noncancellable
  • No resort fee 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free self-parking
  • Pet-friendly; fee of 25 euros applies per night

Why We Love It

  • Stay in the historic building of a former prison
  • Hotel has a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor
  • The "thick original walls and many steel doors keep the building's history at the forefront of its character" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest and the Alsace are nearby


A working prison less than a decade ago, Hotel Liberty is a uniquely designed hotel set just outside the city walls of Offenburg's old town in Germany’s southern Rhineland. The hotel is 30 minutes' drive from Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest and the Alsace.

The Stegermatt leisure and wellness spa is less than five minutes' walk from the hotel. The spa has saunas, a steam grotto and five swimming pools. Hotel Liberty guests have free access for three hours.

Back at the hotel, the former prison courtyard now features a lounge, restaurant and bar under a glass cube. In the Water & Bread restaurant (a reference to the inmates’ typical diet), the chefs prepare international delicacies on the open grill. The Mezzanine Floor & Lounge offers locally inspired tapas and high tea.

A drastic change from the cells they once were, the rooms feature oak floors, distressed leather, and handcrafted furnishings. With a subtle nod to the former jailhouse, they still feature vaulted ceilings and exposed sandstone walls. The highlight of the Executive Double Rooms is the freestanding bathtub. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: 25€ per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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$208 / night


When You Can Go

Through Sept. 10

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)

Getting There

Parking is free. Offenburg railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport is less than 40 minutes' drive away.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Liberty over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money

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